Fat cells i.e. adipocytes

Quick summary of the science :

The official name for a fat cell, is an adipocyte, they are found in adipose tissue. They aren’t the only type of cells in fat tissue, but they are the one’s responsible for storing fat. Storing fat is a good thing, REALLY, it provides you with energy when times are “tough”.

Your goal is to have lots of happy healthy fat cells, when they FAIL, you end up with metabolic disease.

Adipocyte eating money

Your fat cells are costing you more than a beach holiday in a bikini

Those fat cells are costing you a lot more than your figure. For every dollar a normal person spends on health care, a fat person spends at least 50 c more

Very unhappy adipcyte

Are fat cells just storage cupboards in the body ?

Fat cells do more than just store your extra calories, they produce over 80 different chemicals which are responsible for causing the trouble in obesity.

Two fat cells with Christmas lights hanging round them.  The one exercising is glowing, literally.

Exercise can make-over your fat cells even if you’re not losing weight

Exercise changes things on the inside. Fat cells that have been gyming for 6 months show 7000 changes to their genetic profiles.

Immune cells enjoying some peace and quiet because the adipocyte has left the room

Draining overstuffed fat cells just a LITTLE, WILL help you

You don’t have to lose all the extra weight, losing a little, will reduce the inflammation that creates the metabolic chaos underlying cardiovascular disease.

Adipocyte spray painting testosterone with pink paing

Could your fat cells be turning you into half a man ?

Busy fat cells sometime need to take a break, so built into the fat cell’s milieu, is an enzyme or two, that “neutralizes” the testosterone squeeze.

Adipocytes clinging onto a fat man begging for help because it cannot breathe

Your fat cells might need help, catching their breath

The bigger a fat cell is, the further it has to stretch to grab an oxygen molecule as it floats by, being short of oxygen, is unpleasant, maybe even inflammatory.

Adipocyte enjoying a piece of chocolate

Just like you fat cells find chocolate destressing

So boil the kettle and sip on some hot chocolate today, ………………….. your fat cells will appreciate it.

Fructose making faces at a confused insulin

A spoonful of fructose makes the fat cells full

Spoonfuls of table sugar in tea, soda containing high fructose corn syrup or a glass of fruit juice –they all contain fructose. And fructose makes you fat.

A little adipoctye drinking milk from a bottle

Give your fat cells a bottle to pacify them

A crying baby is silenced immediately when it is hooked up with some milk. Whimpering fat cells, also calm down quickly when pacified with a bottle of “milk”.

Enzyme packing lipid droplets into a storage cupboard

Is a shortage of bubble wrap causing the trouble in obesity ?

Each droplet of fat, is carefully wrapped in bubble wrap so that the high energy fat molecules don’t cause a fire, but in obesity adipose tissue is on fire.

Stem cell dreaming of it's destiny

Are your stem cells choosing to be fat cells rather than bone cells ?

Mesenchymal stem cells are programmed with the ability to become bone cells or fat cells. Your body chemistry defines their destiny.

Vitamin D molecules trapped inside lipid droplet

Fat cells lock in vitamin D potentially short changing health in the overweight

Shortages of vitamin D are associated with poor health. Obesity is linked with vitamin D shortages. Is there a connection ?

Looking at different types of adipocytes under a magnifying glass

Guess who else, besides the beta cells in the pancreas, are producing insulin

Beta cells produce insulin and when beta cells FAIL, type 2 diabetes is diagnosed……….. Not so fast, fat cells also produce insulin, and this might be the actual problem.

Two adipocytes being tormented by a cheeky bacteria

Being a fat cell is hard, so cut your fat cells some slack

When you glance at yourself in the mirror, do you call your fat cells out, maybe even call them derogatory names ? It might not be their fault…

Adipocyte imaging that it is infested by bugs and desperately trying to clean itself

Is overwhelm turning your fat cells into hypochondriacs ?

When fat cells have too much to do, they need a me day, so they start acting like a hypochondriac, hoping to get the day off BUT… instead they get a war

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